## Yanovskaya, Sofya

Status:

D

First Name:

Sofya

Middle Name or Initial:

Aleksandrovna

Last Name:

Yanovskaya

Place and Date of Birth:

1/31/1896 (Pruzhany)

Place and Date of Death:

10/24/66

## Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year):

B.Sc. 1918

Degree 3 (Type and Year):

D.Sc. 1935

Most Recent Employer:

Moscow State University

Field(s):

History of Mathematics

Mathematical Logic

philosophy of mathematics

## Uspenskiy, Vladimir

First Name:

Vladimir

Middle Name or Initial:

A.

Last Name:

Uspenskiy

Place and Date of Birth:

11/27/1930 (Moscow, USSR)

Employer at time of interview:

Lomonosov Moscow State University

## Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year):

Ph.D. 1955

Degree 1 (School):

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Degree 2 (Type and Year):

D.Sc. 1964

Most Recent Employer:

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Field(s):

Foundation of Mathematics

Mathematical Logic

Computability theory

mathematical linguistics

Vladimir A. Uspensky (born November 27, 1930, Moscow) is a Russian mathematician, linguist, writer, doctor of physics and mathematics (1964). He is the author of numerous papers on mathematical logic and linguistics. In addition, he has also penned a number of memoir essays. Uspensky initiated a reform of linguistic education in Russia.

## Trakhtenbrot, Boris

First Name:

Boris

Middle Name or Initial:

A.

Last Name:

Trakhtenbrot

Place and Date of Birth:

2/19/1921 (Brichevo, Bessarabia)

Most Recent Employer:

Tel Aviv University

Field(s):

Mathematical Logic

Computer Science

## Esenin-Volpin, Alexander

First Name:

Alexander

Middle Name or Initial:

Sergeyevich

Last Name:

Esenin-Volpin

Place and Date of Birth:

5/12/1924 (Leningrad)

## Education

Degree 1 (Type and Year):

M.Sc. 1946

Degree 1 (School):

Moscow State University

Most Recent Employer:

Boston University

Field(s):

Mathematical Logic

Poetry

Human Rights Activism

Commentary from Upensky: I am Vladimir A. Uspenskiy (alias Uspensky, Uspenski, Uspenskii, Uspenskij, Ouspenski). Fifteen years ago in my passport my last name was spelled "Ouspenski", now it spelled "Uspenskiy". My present position --- Professor at Lomonosov Moscow State University (School of Mathematics). Dynkin and Kolmogorov were my teachers in mathematics.